Lifestyle & Parenting


August 14, 2008

Three words: reduce, reuse, relax.

We recently escaped the concrete jungle and curbed our carbon footprint
with a green getaway at Kwo:kwe:hala.

Alongside the coursing waters of the Coquihalla River in Hope, B.C., the
eco-friendly retreat is the perfect place to escape your city life
stresses for a weekend and get back in touch with nature (sans the
crunchiness of camping).

Get cozy in your quaint, private cabins quilt-covered bed and chow down
on gourmet meals made with fresh-from-the-garden organic fruits and
veggies. If being active clears your head, borrow a bike for cycling
through the nearby Kettle Valley Trail tunnels, take an inner tube down
the river or snag a section of sandy bank for yoga.

If slowing right down is more your bag, sway in a river-side hammock,
soak in the wood-fired hot tub and sweat out toxins and tension in the
traditional Finnish sauna.

We did it all and felt green with peace. Particularly because nary a
paper napkin passed over these lips.

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